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Information panels at the new visitor car park at Dundreggan.

One of the first Haggis tour groups to visit our Dundreggan Estate on a frosty morning in January 2011.

Press Releases about our work

The links below lead to Press Releases about our work to restore the Caledonian Forest.


New forest launched as green legacy to Commonwealth Games, 11th June 2014
25 years of conservation action celebrated at ‘lost world’ estate near Loch Ness, 26th May 2014
Unique community purchase go-ahead for Highlands pinewood restoration project, 21st May 2014
‘Lost world’ open day near Loch Ness to celebrate 25 years of conservation action, 12th May 2014
Tim's 5,000-mile cycle challenge for Trees for Life's 25th anniversary, 17th April 2014
New action for threatened Highland woodlands and species, 19th March 2014
Concerted action needed to ensure future of Scotland’s national tree, 7th February 2014


Planting Scotland's wee trees! , 9th December 2013
Poetry book launch for Trees for Life , 2nd December 2013
TV vote success for Caledonian Forest Training Project , 29th November 2013
Televised vote for pioneering conservation project , 22nd November 2013
Double boost for conservation charity offers hope for Caledonian Forest, 31st October 2013
New certificates scheme boosts Highlands million trees bid, 18th October 2013
Help restore Scotland's rainforest this Christmas, 27th September 2013
Scots pine National Tree for Scotland call gathers momentum, 3rd September 2013
New conservation scheme to offer health and training opportunities in Inverness region, 20th August 2013
Biodiversity Weekend at Highlands conservation estate near Loch Ness, 27th June 2013
Iconic and rare Highland birds in spotlight for new Conservation Week, 8th April 2013
Buckingham Palace reception for Trees for Life celebrates Jubilee Wood, 28th March 2013
International Day of Forests – call for renaissance of Scotland’s forests, 21st March 2013
Trees for Life celebrates Heritage Lottery Fund support for training disadvantaged conservation volunteers, 11th March 2013
Eight UK biodiversity firsts discovered in 'lost world' near Loch Ness, 5th March 2013
Conservation volunteering opportunities in Highlands announced, 14th February 2013
Moray distilleries take action to restore Caledonian Forest, 1st February 2013
Rare trees conservation work gets lottery grant boost, 15th January 2013
Gordon Buchanan announced as new Patron for Trees for Life, 4th January 2013


Trees for Life founder wins Spirit of Scotland Environment Award, 3rd December 2012
Scientists crack genetic code of dwarf birch from Highlands forest restoration site, 20th November 2012
Celebrate Natural Scotland with conservation calendar and diary, 15th November 2012
Ash dieback highlights need to protect UK's trees and woodlands, 13th November 2012
Princess Anne presents Jubilee Diamond Wood plaque to Trees for Life, 31st October 2012
Trees for Life founder shortlisted for major award, 19th October 2012
Restore a forest with 'Plant a Tree' winter gift card, 12th October 2012
Charity launches project for a Million More Trees in next five years, 23rd July 2012
Forres taxi firm helps restore Caledonian Forest, 10th July 2012
Acclaimed filmmaker plants Millionth Tree in Caledonian Forest – one of the world's greatest woodland habitats, 22nd May 2012
Gordon Buchanan plants Millionth Tree in Caledonian Forest, 8th May 2012
Walkers and cyclists invited to join 'Treelay' celebration of million trees, 29th March 2012
Phoenix Trading provides £7,600 boost for Caledonian Forest, 22nd March 2012
Lecture tour celebrates planting of a million trees in Caledonian Forest, 15th Febuary 2012
New discoveries in charity's 'Lost world' Highland Estate, 20th January 2012


Unique international art collaboration for Caledonian Forest to be unveiled in Edinburgh, 27th October 2011
Trees for Life to host screening for acclaimed forest films, 4th October 2011
Edinburgh to host international art exhibition for Trees for Life, 22nd September 2011
Double grant success boosts restoration of Scotland’s Caledonian Forest, 15th August 2011
Biodiversity Day celebrated with new Highlands visitor facilities, 16th May 2011
Green for go as Trees for Life gears up for car fundraiser, 17th March 2011
Inverness-shire and Moray residents offered free Green Days Out, 4th March 2011
Epic 4,600 mile coastal walk on behalf of Caledonian Forest, 1st February 2011
Burns Night celebrated with new HAGGiS Adventures scheme to help Scotland’s Caledonian Forest, 25th January 2011
New initiatives announced as International Year of Forests welcomed, 11th January 2011


Rare and endangered species found in Highlands estate's "lost world", 17th December 2010
Grants ensure warm welcome for conservation volunteers in Highlands, 2nd December 2010
Rare sawfly discovered for first time in UK, 5th November 2010
Malawi students experience wild Scotland, 20th September 2010
20 years of forest fence project provides lessons for restoring Scotland's wild landscapes, 14th September 2010
International Biodiversity Day Celebration in Glen Moriston, 7th May 2010
Runrig star takes action for Scotland’s Caledonian Forest on Earth Day, 22nd April 2010
£1,000 landmark reached in Bags for Trees scheme, 19th April 2010
Trees for Life receives 'Champion' accolade from the SECC, 18th March 2010
Kirsty Wark backs charity's Mother's Day campaign, 11th March 2010
Mother Earth campaign launched for Mother's Day, 2nd March 2010
Biodiversity surveys identify over 50 key species on Highland Estate, 15th February 2010
Edinburgh guest house takes action on environment, 12th January 2010


Innovative wild boar restoration project launches in the Highlands, 26th November 2009
Charity offers chance to cut Christmas carbon, 16th November 2009
Dundreggan reforestation launched - 1,500 trees planted in a day, 3rd November 2009
Edinburgh Cab Company Boosts Forest Restoration, 2nd November 2009
Sponsored Tree Planting at Dundreggan Estate, 27th October 2009
20th Anniversary Sponsored Tree Planting Event In Highlands, 21st September 2009
Cycling The UK To Bring Back The Trees, 13th August 2009
20th anniversary celebrations for Trees for Life - 800,000 trees planted, 30th June 2009
SECC honoured at celebration event in the Highlands, 16th June 2009
Edinburgh-based tour company honoured at celebration in Highlands, 12th June 2009
Celebration event at Dundreggan in the Highlands, 9th June 2009
Beaver trial a milestone for Scottish biodiversity, 29th May 2009
Local people invited to Dundreggan Estate open day, 26th May 2009
Beaver trial one of the most positive steps for Scottish biodiversity in decades, 22nd May 2009
Conservation charity offers environmentally-friendly wedding gifts for 2009, 13th May 2009
Epic Cycle Ride Boost for Scottish Forest 21st April 2009
Clan Grant marks 500th Anniversary with Grove 6th March 2009
Caledonian Forest Volunteer Weeks in world's Top 10 Conservation Holidays, 12th February 2009
Valentine's Groves - a climate-friendly gift for loved ones, 9th February 2009
Burns Grove celebrates 250th anniversary of poet's birth, 21st January 2009
New baby and birthday pack helps restoration of Caledonian Forest, 15th January 2009


Trees are for Life not just for Christmas – lasting gifts that don’t cost the earth 1st December 2008
Essex based company boosts forest restoration 7th October 2008
New wedding pack to boost restoration of Caledonian Forest 3rd October 2008
CII boost for quarter of a million trees pledge 10th September 2008
Conference to examine return of Scotland's missing wildlife 3rd September 2008
£1.65 Million Dundreggan Deal A Milestone For Scotland's Caledonian Forest 25th August 2008
Perthshire company boosts forest restoration 7th July 2008
Shetland and Orkney TreeTwists boost forest restoration 20th June 2008
Standard Life boost for quarter of a million trees pledge 19th June 2008
World Environment Day - Trees For Life Sets Quarter Of A Million Trees Target 8th June 2008
Scottish Beaver Trial a 'Tremendous step forward' 29th May 2008


Moray MSP Supports 2007 Christmas Appeal
Trees for Life launches 2007 Christmas Appeal 20 November 2007
Conservation charity exceeds 100,000 trees target 9 November 2007
Major tree planting initiative gains celebrity support 4 July 2007
Major grant for charity is "fantastic news" for Scotland's natural heritage 16 May 2007
Students from across the world launch Hundred Thousand Tree planting drive in the Highlands 9 March 2007
Forest conservation charity gains Haggis support! 27 February 2007
Valentine's Campaign Puts 100,000 Trees Plan For Scottish Forest On Track 25 February 2007
Haggis Record Breaking Success 13 February 2007
Perfect alternative, ethical gift for Valentine's Day 7 February 2007
I Love Pine campaign launched for Valentine's Day 1 February 2007
Trees for Life Board member Bill Ritchie awarded the MBE 17 January 2007


326 mile voyage in the slow lane 29 December 2006
Pupils at Carleton House School sponsor an acre of Dundreggan 27 November 2006
Trees for Life joins UN effort to plant 1 billion trees in 2007 21 November 2006
Walkers from the Caledonian Challenge 17 October 2006
Buy a painting, plant a tree 21 September 2006
Sale of Pájaro jackets benefits Trees for Life July 2006
The Caledonian Challenge endurance walk is working with Trees for Life 30 May 2006
Treemail scheme brings new life to the Caledonian Forest 9 January 2006


Muriel Gray plants half millionth tree in Caledonian Forest restoration project 14 June 2005
Trees are stars of the show! 20 April 2005
Raising the Standard for the Return of the Caledonian Forest 13 April 2005
Trees for Life calls for approval of a trial reintroduction of the European beaver 1 March 2005


Trees for Life founder receives the prestigious 2001 Schumacher Award 28 October 2001


Trees for Life receives the prestigious Millennium Marque Award 13 September 2000


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Trees for Life is an award winning conservation charity working to restore the Caledonian Forest
and all its species to a large contiguous area in the Highlands of Scotland.

Trees for Life is a registered charity Scottish charity No. SC021303, and a company limited by guarantee No. 143304 with its registered offices at Forres, Scotland.
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